Cartoon Live From 25 Years Ago

Cartoon was one of the great avant-rock bands of late 70’s America. In celebration of today being the 25th anniversary of their being recorded live in France (on their second-last show ever), Scott Brazieal has posted the entire show for free listening. Enjoy.

Umbrella Music Through May 31

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Urs Leimgruber Solo
Urs Leimgruber – saxophone
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Roebke/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – saxophones
Jason Roebke – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Jeff Kimmel spins Clarinets and Other Favorites

Thursday, 28 May 2009
10:00PM | Leimgruber/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Steve Hunt – percussion
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Giallorenzo/Malozzi/Zerang
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Paul Giallorenzo – piano/electronics
Lou Malozzi – turntables
Steve Hunt – percussion

Sunday, 31 May 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Keefe Jackson Solo
Keefe Jackson – reeds
11:00PM | Adasiewicz/McBride/Reed
Jason Adasiewicz vibe
Nate McBride bass
Mike Reed drums

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Image of Nate Wooley from Facebook
Image of Nate Wooley


May 21, 2009
MAP, The Stone
Mary Halvorson, Tatsuya Nakatani, Reuben Radding

May 24, 2009
Crackleknob, Issue Project Room
Mary Halvorson, Reuben Radding, Nate Wooley

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

25-May-09 Gary Burton / Pat Metheny / Steve Swallow / Antonio Sanchez
Quartet Live (Concord Music Group)
Reviewed by John Kelman

24-May-09 Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse
Cries From Tha Ghetto (Pi Recordings)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

23-May-09 Darcy James Argue
Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

23-May-09 Avram Fefer Trio
Ritual (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

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Either/Or, an Ensemble That Plays By Its Own Rules


Either/Or, the new-music ensemble formed in 2004 by the composer and pianist Richard Carrick and the percussionist David Shively, is devoted to a species of avant-garde composition in which concepts like tonality, serialism and Minimalism are beside the point. This is a world where pure sound and texture are of greater interest than form and syntax. That’s not to say that form and syntax are outlawed, but works in the Either/Or repertory are just as likely to be governed by game theory as by standard notions of musical structure.

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